A Chuckle A Day Keeps the Doctor Away

HomeWell Senior Care of Morris County visited the local community Juniper Village for a Laughter Therapy session with staff. There are significant healing properties that accompany a good laugh, some of the key benefits of which include the following:

1. Good Mood and More Laughter: Whether it is your personal life, business life or social life, everything you do depends on the state of your mood. If you’re in a good mood, you can accomplish tasks more efficiently. Laughter Yoga helps change the mood within minutes by releasing certain chemicals from your brain cells called endorphins. The release of endorphins ensures that you will remain cheerful and in a good mood throughout the day and will laugh more than you normally do.

2. Healthy Exercise to Beat Stress: Laughter Yoga is like an aerobic exercise (cardio workout). It brings more oxygen to the body and brain, which energizes you and benefits your health. Laughter Yoga is a single exercise routine which reduces physical, mental and emotional stress simultaneously.

3. Health Benefits: You can’t enjoy life if you are sick. Laughter Yoga strengthens the immune system, not only making you less susceptible to falling ill, but also helping to treat or heal a variety of illnesses like hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, depression, arthritis, allergies, asthma, bronchitis, backache, fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, menstrual disorders, cancer and many others.

4. Quality of Life: Quality of life depends on the quality of good friends we have with whom we have a caring and sharing relationship. Laughter is a positive energy which helps to connect with people quickly and improves relationships. If you laugh more, you will attract many friends.

5. Positive Attitude in Challenging Times: Everyone can laugh when the time is good, but how does one laugh when faced with challenges? Laughter helps to create a positive mental state to deal with negative situations and negative people. It gives hope and optimism to cope with difficult times.